Alaska: its history and resources, gold fields, routes and scenery (Google eBook)

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G.P. Putnam's sons, 1899 - Alaska - 237 pages
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Page 221 - Island, which point lies in the parallel of 54 degrees 40 minutes north latitude, and between the 131st and 133d degree of west longitude (meridian of Greenwich), the said line shall ascend to the north along the channel called Portland Channel, as far as the point of the continent where it strikes the 56th degree of north latitude...
Page 221 - III. The line of demarcation between the possessions of the High Contracting Parties, upon the coast of the continent, and the islands of America to the north-west, shall be drawn...
Page 221 - That whenever the summit of the mountains which extend in a direction parallel to the coast from the 56th degree of north latitude to the point of intersection of the 141st degree of west longitude shall prove to be at the distance of more than ten marine leagues from the ocean, the limit between the British possessions and the line of coast which is to belong to Russia as...
Page 221 - Degree of West Longitude (Meridian of Greenwich), the said line shall ascend to the North along the Channel called Portland Channel, as far as the Point of the Continent where it strikes the...
Page 221 - ... degree of west longitude shall prove to be at the distance of more than ten marine leagues from the ocean, the limit between the British possessions and the line of. coast which is to belong to Russia as above mentioned shall be formed by a line parallel to the windings of the coast, and which shall never exceed the distance of ten marine leagues therefrom.
Page 221 - Line of the 141st degree, in its prolongation as far as the Frozen Ocean, shall form the limit between the Russian and British Possessions on the Continent of America to the North-West.
Page 244 - Where Ghosts Walk The Haunts of Familiar Characters in History and Literature. With 33 illustrations. 8, gilt top, $2.50 " In this volume fascinating pictures are thrown upon the screen so rapidly that we have not time to have done with our admiration for one before the next one is encountered. . . . Travel of this kind does not weary. It fascinates.
Page 78 - ... Here they are waylaid by the natives and slaughtered in great numbers for their hides. Deer forms one of the main food supplies of Alaska, and an effort is being made to make their killing unlawful for a term of years. Unless Congress authorizes this the extinction of the species will not be far off. They are hunted, in the rutting season, by a call made from a blade of grass placed between two strips of wood, which produces a very clever imitation of the cry of the deer. This call leads them...
Page 210 - N'o miner shall receive a grant of more than one mining claim in the same locality, but the same miner may hold any number of claims by purchase and any number of miners may unite to work their claims in common upon such terms as they may arrange, provided such agreement be registered with the gold commissioner and a fee of $5 paid for each registration.
Page 244 - CONTENTS : Portland, by Samuel T. Pickard ; Rutland, by Edwin D. Mead ; Salem, by George D. Latimer ; Boston, by Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Edward Everett Hale; Cambridge, by Samuel A.

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